East Bay Divorce & Uncoupling Relationship Therapy

North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center Offers Healthy Separation, Breakup & Divorce Counseling


Whether you’ve been dating for a year, or married for twenty years, the ending of a romantic intimate partnership is an exceptionally painful situation to face.  It is common to feel overwhelmed with feelings of grief, despair, fear, anger, sorrow and guilt.  It is natural to mourn the loss of such an important person in your life you held a significant attachment bond with you. You must grieve not only the person you have loved, but also let go of the dreams and hopes you held together for your relationship. Separation does not have to be rife with hatred, resentment and spite.  By mindfully and consciously uncoupling, you can part in a healthy and loving manner.  Psychotherapy and Counseling can help you achieve this. 

Conscious uncoupling refers to the act of ending a marriage or relationship, but in a way that is viewed as a very positive step by both parties, who believe that their lives will be better for doing so, and that they can continue to remain friends, co-parent if they have children, and possibly not even fall out of love with each other.
— Kerry Maxwell, Brave New Worlds

Both couples therapy and individual counseling with an attachment based therapist is a very effective option in assisting you to fully recover from your breakup or divorce.

While the early days, weeks and months are typically very painful and difficult, recovering from a relationship breakup or divorce is not only possible, it is actually very likely to happen in time. This process can be better facilitated, while easing your pain, through individual (and at times, couples) counseling with a highly trained and empathic therapist.  Our therapist are very skilled in offering you an array of effective tools to help you  make a complete recovery from your breakup or divorce.  Despite the initial very difficult transition during which you are likely overwhelmed with numerous painful thoughts and feelings, going through therapy at such a vulnerable time often results in deepening of insight and self-love, healing attachment wounds and preparing for healthier and more successful future relationships (to both friends or future partners). 

Through our customized North Berkeley Mindful Separation, Break up & Divorce Counseling Program, we can help you move on in a healthy way. We can support you together to navigate the separation, co-parenting issues, fin aces etc. Or we can work with you individually to help you grieve and heal as you integrate this important change in your life. 

‘I define conscious uncoupling as recognizing that not all marriages are meant to last forever and both parties deserve to leave whole and intact.’
— David Kessler, Huffington Post March 27, 2014

Healthy, Mindful Separation, Break Up & Divorce Counseling is an Invaluable Investment.

 East Bay Psychotherapy can facilitate a loving closure of your marriage or partnership. 

East Bay Psychotherapy can facilitate a loving closure of your marriage or partnership. 

Healing is Possible and You Don't have to Weather the Storm Alone. Therapy Can Help.

Both individual counseling with an attachment based therapist is a very effective option in assisting you to fully recover from your breakup or divorce. Working from an attachment lens, with care and compassion, I will assist you in experiencing Understanding/Insight, Acceptance, and Transformational Healing to tend to the painful issues you are navigating and to help speed up your recovery process. I am empathic, warm and collaborative and my style is also educational and practical.  I will help you to learn about the psychological, physiological and logistical aspects of experiencing the end of your relationship.

 Through this process I will help you develop a clear understanding of your feelings, needs, family of origin dynamics which impact your adult relationship and attachment styles, as well as recognizing the thoughts and beliefs you hold about your relationship, your ex-partner and the break-up or divorce. If you are experiencing a divorce, logistical support can come in the way of helping you get support to understand your legal rights, implementing self-care strategies and navigating parenting issues. You may decide to have your child meet for therapy as well in order to support her in this enormous time of upheaval and stress. 

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